Do you buy links for SEO

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I wonder do you buy links for SEO.I know that Google don't allow that, but what effect you have with your sites.Please tell me what happen?No effect, better ranking, or dropping, because Google penalize you.

How do you choose the best links to buy?

How are you sure Google won't have footprints that will penalize you?

What will happen if Google see that the links are paid?

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  • Profile picture of the author preets
    After creating backlinks do you inform Google as to how you have build the backlinks?

    Lot of people are buying. This is common SEO practice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dokemion
    Google takes this seriously just so you know that they have penalized big Names on the web and penalized them.

    I believe that everything done in moderation are tolerable, it's just a matter of decision making in the part of every site owners/webmasters on how they wish their SEO Campaign should go.
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    • Profile picture of the author bodimv1
      Originally Posted by Dokemion View Post

      Google takes this seriously just so you know that they have penalized big Names on the web and penalized them.

      I believe that everything done in moderation are tolerable, it's just a matter of decision making in the part of every site owners/webmasters on how they wish their SEO Campaign should go.
      How they determine are these posts paid or not?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben West
    Rather than buy links, buy sponsored posts. Basically the same thing, yet one is much higher quality than the other.
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    • Profile picture of the author bodimv1
      Originally Posted by Ben West View Post

      Rather than buy links, buy sponsored posts. Basically the same thing, yet one is much higher quality than the other.
      Isn't that a footprint in the algorithm that this is a paid link?
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      • Profile picture of the author timpears
        Originally Posted by bodimv1 View Post

        Isn't that a footprint in the algorithm that this is a paid link?
        How the hell does Google know you paid for the link/post if the seller doesn't advertise it on their blog, or tell Google in the advertisement that you are selling links on that blog?
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    I don't do this. The links should be really well investigated otherwise they could be harmful for your website!
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    • Profile picture of the author bodimv1
      Originally Posted by patco View Post

      I don't do this. The links should be really well investigated otherwise they could be harmful for your website!
      How do you investigate them?
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      • Profile picture of the author Sweersz
        NEVER buy links. You people are asking for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bodimv1
    I know that many people do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author zigistar
    I Don't use those links because not all of them are legal...
    It's been done by Black hat SEO and it can be tolerable by Google!

    But there are ways to do it in moderation so it can be no harm...
    Still, just buy empty spots, texts, posts and it will be the best....

    You can also Go for Adwards! which can increase your traffic, And/Or search and buy Traffic from Providers.... (But go for good one's)

    Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author bodimv1
      Originally Posted by zigistar View Post

      I Don't use those links because not all of them are legal...
      It's been done by Black hat SEO and it can be tolerable by Google!

      But there are ways to do it in moderation so it can be no harm...
      Still, just buy empty spots, texts, posts and it will be the best....

      You can also Go for Adwards! which can increase your traffic, And/Or search and buy Traffic from Providers.... (But go for good one's)

      Good Luck!
      Can you explain me more?
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  • Profile picture of the author crazymatt
    I don't buy link for SEO.

    People give me their links for free because they find my content is good.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sweersz
      Originally Posted by crazymatt View Post

      I don't buy link for SEO.

      People give me their links for free because they find my content is good.
      Boom! The key to success right here.
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    • Profile picture of the author bodimv1
      Originally Posted by crazymatt View Post

      I don't buy link for SEO.

      People give me their links for free because they find my content is good.
      Great strategy, but how do you do this, when your site is new and no one knows you?How people will find you if you have the best content?
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      • Profile picture of the author crazymatt
        Originally Posted by bodimv1 View Post

        Great strategy, but how do you do this, when your site is new and no one knows you?How people will find you if you have the best content?
        Simple, write good contents that help people out, one person posts your link in a forum, one natural backlink, your post is indexed, and rank, people will find your post naturally.

        It won't happen overnight, you'll need to be patient, but you will be happy with the result.
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  • Profile picture of the author KellyIMWright
    I have. I have also had a lot of success doing so.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimmyRose
    There are some decent places out there to buy links / SEO packages, but they usually aren't cheap. LayeredLinks is a good example.
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  • Profile picture of the author syrena143
    I suggest not to buy links.
    Concentrate on your content and do some manual submission like Article Submission and Guest Posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author bodimv1
    Why not?Many people sell links in guest posts, that way the links doesn't looks spammy.Building high quality guest posts is hard ...
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  • Profile picture of the author tetcuo
    Suggesting not to buy links.
    Building high quality guest posts, Article Submissions and more.
    Adwards is good way , but way to much $$$ up front...
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  • Profile picture of the author The SEO
    If you are familiar with SEO services then I think Fiverr is the best place to buy backlinks, first ask seller to show his previous works if its good then go with him on cheaper prices.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by The SEO View Post

      If you are familiar with SEO services then I think Fiverr is the best place to buy backlinks, first ask seller to show his previous works if its good then go with him on cheaper prices.

      That is a horrible idea. Fiverr is about the worst place to find links.

      Good for negative SEO though...
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      • Profile picture of the author davidsotto1810
        Rightly said. Fiverr is full of newbies posing to be experts. But there are better alternatives to buy quality backlinks. Get them on high PR sites, EDU, GOV sites and good sites relevant to your niche. You can get a good reliable package from SEOClerks where standard of services is quite high while other more famous sites are degrading in their service quality. \

        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        That is a horrible idea. Fiverr is about the worst place to find links.

        Good for negative SEO though...
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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      Originally Posted by The SEO View Post

      If you are familiar with SEO services then I think Fiverr is the best place to buy backlinks, first ask seller to show his previous works if its good then go with him on cheaper prices.
      Your name on here is 'THE SEO' and you're suggesting the worst possible place to get links....
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
    For one thing, don't announce publicly which site you are planning to buy links for as Google could really be monitoring what you are saying online. In any event, you could easily buy backlinks but if you do make sure it's only a sparing few. These backlinks need to be from the most respected sites. That's not saying it's within Google's webmaster TOS to buy backlinks. Actually that could be a violation of their policy. But if you are determined to buy backlinks, don't buy the 1000 backlinks for $20 from Fiverr. Be smart with your backlink purchase and you won't leave a trace.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigcat1967
    I don't buy links...pretty crazy idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Anton
    Whether you buy them or pay for a team to help promote your site, you will inevitably "buy" them whether through $$ or your time, even if you are running software.

    SEO used to be the best "free" way to generate traffic but it's a wrong way of looking at it. It's simply one of the best ROI for getting credible traffic to your website and offers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
      If you are concerned that buying links could endanger your place in Google search, you could try other means of getting backlinks.

      SEO is not the only way to generate free backlinks credibly nor is it the best way to get traffic in a crowded niche. Being a credible info source and getting shares from fans will get more traffic from people you could not have reached otherwise. If you publish good tips on your niche, then your fans on other sites and blogs will naturally link back to you. Also, giving away not just free info but other free resources of use to your readers.
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  • Profile picture of the author apeee
    If your links are providing quality reference to the context of a topic, then you should always mention your links. But buying links and creating ir-relavant mentions is not profitable (in long run) though, it may prove to be working in a short run.
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  • Profile picture of the author parmarjeet
    No need to worry about Google until you have bought quality backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author Hrkjds
    I have never gone for buying links. Though relevant and high quality links are still bought by people. It's better to acquire links manually without spending money
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    I think The SEO was going for sarcasm, but the joke fell flat. Well, that's the only explanation I can think of...

    I've not paid for links, and I don't know if I'd recommend it. It's very risky, frowned upon by Google, and probably just not worth the trouble. If you choose to do it at least don't get any bulk packages, and verify each and every site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak09
    Don't buy links, try to create backlinks manually for your sites. Its the best way of link building.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Nguyen
    Why waste time when you can speed up the process with money? Time is money...
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    • Profile picture of the author Dokemion
      Originally Posted by Michael Nguyen View Post

      Why waste time when you can speed up the process with money? Time is money...
      Lagayan process... ahahaha
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  • Profile picture of the author soppnox123
    I dont know that we can buy the links also...i think it will be bad or penalized if we buy .
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  • Profile picture of the author kjohns
    I have not bought ever the links from any single site for a single project assigned to me. I did it manually and still working on manual basis. Actually there are two things that do not permit you to buy the links. One is Google which prohibits such activity and does not allow to buy links to help the site to get good rankings and the second is obviously the budget. If the site owner has assigned a good budget for seo campaign, the seo experts may go for buying links but if they are given only some budget then it does not make any sense that the seo fellow would purchase the links by his own.
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  • Profile picture of the author kjohns
    No i have not bought any link for the rest of my seo life.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Originally Posted by bodimv1 View Post

    I wonder do you buy links for SEO.I know that Google don't allow that, but what effect you have with your sites.Please tell me what happen?No effect, better ranking, or dropping, because Google penalize you.

    How do you choose the best links to buy?

    How are you sure Google won't have footprints that will penalize you?

    What will happen if Google see that the links are paid?

    What do you think of buying links from here:
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    Don't get it wrong, whether you buy links or build them yourself it's the same penalty in the eyes of Google. In fact, Google doesn't expect you to lift a finger to build link and rank your site.

    They want it to happen naturally which is impossible for most niches out there.

    In terms of knowing the SEO that works I will like to say it have to begin with you and knowing what has been working.

    Sure good quality links, low OBL, relevance and what not. If you can't find these anywhere then you have to build them yourself, good links cost money but you have to be careful not to get ripped off and given crap.

    The reciprocal links should be avoided because most of them are obvious spam which Google can detect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak09
    Never buy a link and always try to create backlinks manually for you site. If you buy links it could ruin your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author koubain
    I buy links and the effect is very great I got high rankings
    but you must buy links in sites that have relevant content and high pr
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  • Profile picture of the author Tedel
    lol... Illegal? SEO won't get you in jail, amigo, so just go ahead. What you need to do is to be careful with getting banned from a search engine because you spammed.

    Yes, spam is a key word here.

    There are hundreds of sites which are already in a good position in a field which sell a sponsored post for a few hundred dollars. Buy those without remorse and show your product or service to your audience while you get a link from a site which is relevant to yours.

    Conversely, buy a "Xrummer pack of 12843 inbound links to your site!" and penalties are sure against you... you are a spammer, after all.

    You notice the difference, do you?

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  • Profile picture of the author dinkO14
    I don't understand how buying high quality links can hurt someone site rankings.
    I'm buying high quality links last few years and only thing I got with them are improve in SERPs.

    If you know where to buy high quality links, don't think twice, go and buy them. If you know that are you doing, you will make your money back.
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    • Profile picture of the author timpears
      Originally Posted by dinkO14 View Post

      I don't understand how buying high quality links can hurt someone site rankings.
      I'm buying high quality links last few years and only thing I got with them are improve in SERPs.

      If you know where to buy high quality links, don't think twice, go and buy them. If you know that are you doing, you will make your money back.
      How do you find where to buy them? That is what confuses me as there are so many choices. I see PR9 links available on Fiverr.com. Plus many high PR link sellers here on WF.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesse Kemper
    Way I see it, in moderation it could be fine, but really need to research the places your "paid for links" will be placed. If there good places of high quality it will likely cost you a lot as well. I don't personally feel comfortable buying links because of this, you don't know where your being linked too, and they could be trashing your back link profile on your own dime! =S and I certainly would never recommend fivver! =p
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  • Profile picture of the author poojaseo
    I know that many people do this but I never do this.
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    • Profile picture of the author nivlek2009
      Buying may be a viable option if you're buying from a proven and reliable source. But having said that, paying your way through may not be the best thing. What I would do is to produce (or procure) 1st rate content, share it on all my social media outlets, and then go to Fiverr and pay for others to widely share my content. Look for the Twitter & Facebook sharing gigs. It's normal and perfectly acceptable for content to be shared via the social networks, but if you simply buy backlinks en masse and these links get plastered on undesirable websites like pornsites etc, it may affect your ranking even more. Or else, Google 'SEO Service' and then pay the 1st firm that comes up. If they managed to get there, it's an indirect Google endorsement. It's going to cost you money but your chances of long-term ranking are far, far higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalsmart
    I am also know that Google don't allow paid back links, but i don't like it.
    Google find out paid directory and article links but the question is how Google find out, links are paid?
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  • Profile picture of the author pritikris
    I never buy links, I use organic way to increase my website backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author LarryKowalsky
      Originally Posted by pritikris View Post

      I never buy links, I use organic way to increase my website backlinks.
      And how many links you have? What can I do, when I have website local company, example plumber?
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  • Profile picture of the author sourabhkumar
    I am not in the favor of buying links, avoid to do something like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Hi,
    Is there anyone who tells google that i am buying links from someone else google don't know who buying links from where.But if you make many links in 1 or 2 days with the help of any software r program then google will penalized you i always consider link from high pr sites it help me more to get my site on top without penalizing my site.
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  • Profile picture of the author phil.wheatley
    Guys, if you're paid for backlinking services in the past, and now want to get rid of them (of which there could be hundreds or even thousands), what's the best way of doing it...or is that like "how long is a piece of string?

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Sophia41
    I am not a fan of buying any link and why should anyone would spend anything when he/she can get high quality links for free. They just need to do some research and find the appropriate sites to get backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author stodog77
    Some of the answers in this thread are hilarious. Buying links is bad...buying links is illegal...lol. If you decide to drink the Kool-Aid then Google has won their battle with you. Cutts for the win! Really though, it's all about where you buy them. If you are buying links on websites that are obvious link sellers (buy a link here, lots of OBLs, blatant BST sellers, Fiver), then of course it is risky. Obvious shitty link profile is obvious. You can make a link look 100% natural if done properly. Learning the difference is what matters most.
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  • Profile picture of the author Myheavens
    Yes, Alot of People are buying Backlinks.. I will say Most Big Companies are involved in this Practice But They will never tell you that they are buying backlinks

    Do Things Smartly and yes there are places to get connected with bloggers that are willing to add Content to their Websites for just nothing...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    Buying links is for loser's who can't create authentic content, that people actually find interesting.

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  • Profile picture of the author Fantastic
    Why buy links?

    Save your money and do the work yourself.

    Don't know why so many people try to bend the rules...

    And then come back here and cry when they can't get ranked.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Nguyen
    All those that say "don't buy links" are jokers lol. You have no clue about the types of seo work needed for particular niches.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by Michael Nguyen View Post

      All those that say "don't buy links" are jokers lol. You have no clue about the types of seo work needed for particular niches.
      No matter what the niche. Buying links is for loser's who can't create authentic content, that people actually find interesting.

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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Nguyen
        Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

        No matter what the niche. Buying links is for loser's who can't create authentic content, that people actually find interesting.

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        Kevin for you to say that, I don't think you've done any form of competitive SEO.

        I've worked on sites where all competitor sites were buying links. I actually got the client to #1, took 18 months though. So here's my question to you:

        If client wants top rankings and they are in the poker niche, are you seriously telling me your strategy is content?

        Here some more information for you... I've got a mate who works for a poker site (huge uk brand) and his task is to gain the rankings. They have 5 / 6 figure budgets purely for link building because they know content generation for a "frowned" up niche where its a problem in society is not going to cut it.

        You're stance on link building clearly shows you have no knowledge of competitive SEO. Please share the hardest keyword you think you've worked on..
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        • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
          Originally Posted by Michael Nguyen View Post

          Kevin for you to say that, I don't think you've done any form of competitive SEO.

          I've worked on sites where all competitor sites were buying links. I actually got the client to #1, took 18 months though. So here's my question to you:

          If client wants top rankings and they are in the poker niche, are you seriously telling me your strategy is content?

          Here some more information for you... I've got a mate who works for a poker site (huge uk brand) and his task is to gain the rankings. They have 5 / 6 figure budgets purely for link building because they know content generation for a "frowned" up niche where its a problem in society is not going to cut it.

          You're stance on link building clearly shows you have no knowledge of competitive SEO. Please share the hardest keyword you think you've worked on..
          Pokerstars
          Party Poker
          Full Tilt

          etc...etc..etc...

          Built on?

          Great Content.

          You live in a world of crappy article sites that no one in their right mind would ever "want" to link to.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
            Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post


            Great Content.

            You live in a world of crappy article sites that no one in their right mind would ever "want" to link to.
            I presume you have been joking around in this thread because if not you are one funny guy.

            A) I've dealt with poker clients in the past and they spend TONS of cash buying links.
            B) You are on record as buying domains for their links and that's no difference whatsoever.
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            • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
              Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

              I presume you have been joking around in this thread because if not you are one funny guy.

              A) I've dealt with poker clients in the past and they spend TONS of cash buying links.
              B) You are on record as buying domains for their links and that's no difference whatsoever.
              Buying links is still for losers.
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        • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
          Originally Posted by Michael Nguyen View Post

          They have 5 / 6 figure budgets purely for link building because they know content generation for a "frowned" up niche where its a problem in society is not going to cut it.
          Not trying to argue with you. I can see the problem and I accept the argument. There's industries where blogging and link bait are totally out of question, but I don't think gambling is necessarily one of them.

          You need to make the content and blog seem clean and harmless enough. There's stigma associated with dating sites for example, and they've been successful in content marketing. If you can make them look respectable, you'd be also raising the profile of the company at the same time.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
            Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

            Not trying to argue with you. I can see the problem and I accept the argument. There's industries where blogging and link bait are totally out of question, but I don't think gambling is necessarily one of them.

            You need to make the content and blog seem clean and harmless enough. There's stigma associated with dating sites for example, and they've been successful in content marketing. If you can make them look respectable, you'd be also raising the profile of the company at the same time.
            You might as well be talking to the wall. He aint never ranked nothing remotely competitive. If he had?

            Anyone who is "actually" working in "competitive" keyword markets, are not hitting it with anythings less then great content. I guess competitive is also held by the eye of the beholder, as Poker to me is not that competitive. Most of the big players concentrate heavy on branding (media etc..) Some real nice words in there I was looking at.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
            Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

            Not trying to argue with you. I can see the problem and I accept the argument. There's industries where blogging and link bait are totally out of question, but I don't think gambling is necessarily one of them.

            You need to make the content and blog seem clean and harmless enough.
            Please name me a single companies' SEO that would approve regardless of content linking to a gambling site. Gambling is like porn and pharma. You would have to have an idiot SEO link to a gambling site. If you even think that the concept of bad neighborhood linking is overblown there just no reason to take the risk since theres nothing in it for the linking party.

            Show me the most incredible article ever written and put it on a poker site and I will wait for a webmaster to rip it off your site s0 I can link to the article there instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author abhish
    links will do fine only when the content of the website is good. Also would investigate the back links too, their reputation and content on them too.
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Yes, I buy links. Especially for Eccommmmerce with no content. I contact bloggers, give them an incentive + $$ to write a specific review page on our product and have an anchor text link to our site. Done.
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  • NEVER buy links, Google does not like it UNLESS you buy them from Google viz, Adwords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aztral
    Sorry my 2nd post here has to be so-harsh. But what the heck are you people talking about?!

    I have "a friend" who had been buying links for years. Sitewide links here, text links there, blog posts with unrelated topics somewhere else, etc. The target site was PR5.

    After ceasing to buy links a couple years ago the target site slowly dropped first to PR3, then P2, and now with Google's recent FU update down to zero.

    So talk hypothetically all you want about link buying being bad. I've seen the reverse actually be true in real life

    Also, (unless it has changed) Google is fine with you purchasing links....but they want you tell them about it (ie..rat out the links referring page). So...if you want to buy a link for traffic purposes-go ahead-but Google want to be told it.

    While I'm at it-what exactly constitutes a 'paid for link?' I mean consider Yahoo directory. $299 fee to process your directory application, isn't that more like paying for an SEO "service" than buying a link?
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  • Profile picture of the author ChromeHost
    If you buy links, do not buy a ridiculous amount at one time. If you buy 100,000 links, google will suspend you for unnatural techniques, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aztral
      Originally Posted by ChromeHost View Post

      If you buy links, do not buy a ridiculous amount at one time. If you buy 100,000 links, google will suspend you for unnatural techniques, etc.
      Absolutely correct!

      And don't be silly in other ways-

      For a brand new site, don't go buying a PR9 backlink right off the start
      Slowly (over months) build up your cheap/free low/no PR links (articles,blog comments,dir submittions).

      If you do buy a link-first make sure you know which exact web page(s) it will be posted on. Then check it out! If the link area says something like "click here to buy a link"-don't buy it. Pretend you are a Google nerd doing a manual review-if YOU cn tell it was a bought link-go elsewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author fmolina2010
    Google won't know if your links are paid or natural. But they have a pretty good algorithm to detect if you're blasting links to your site.

    If you have the budget why not. Buy links. Just make sure you're getting quality links from high page rank sites with relevant content.
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  • Profile picture of the author warriordream
    I don't buy link for SEO.
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